leadership



LEAD PASTOR: MIKE STERNAD

Pastor Mike has served in the ministry for 15 years and has been blessed to be an Assistant Pastor at Calvary Chapel LAX for 8 years. He was sent out by Calvary Chapel LAX in Los Angeles to plant a church in Mobile Alabama. He grew up in Northern California. Upon entering High School, he began getting heavily into drugs. He ended up in Juvenile hall, a mental institution and later jail. He moved to Los Angeles and played guitar in a couple of bands. He was trying everything to be fulfilled. Finally, he remembered a Church called Calvary Chapel that his Dad and Step Mom took him to. He visited Calvary Chapel LAX and begin reading the Bible. God grabbed his heart from there and Mike began serving at the church by sweeping. He soon began teaching the Jr. High and God continually gave him more opportunities to serve. In 2004, he met his beautiful wife at CCLAX and they were married in 2006. He was ordained in 2009 and graduated from Calvary Chapel School of Ministry in 2011 .

In 2015, Mike began to feel a urge to plant a church. After much prayer, clear direction and much support from Calvary Chapel LAX, he was sent out to plant Calvary Chapel Mobile. He and his family are excited and expectant to see what God is going to do.